The aim of Decommissioning programme at University of Aberdeen is to provide students with a broad range of knowledge and expertise in the physical process of taking offshore platforms out of service, including engineering, project management, business, law, health and safety, and environmental studies.
The MSc Decommissioning ISS was designed in collaboration with major operators, supply chain companies and regulatory bodies and features guest lectures from leading decommissioning industry experts. In addition, many students have the opportunity to undertake industry-based projects as part of the programme.
Applications are welcome from students from a broad range of educational and industry backgrounds, including engineering, business, law and environmental science and from both recent graduates or experienced professionals who are looking to upskill or move into the growing decommissioning sector.
The University of Aberdeen is the recognised leader in offshore oil and gas decommissioning and is home to the newly established National Decommissioning Centre of Excellence. Established with support from the Scottish Government, through the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, the centre will work in partnership with companies to develop and deploy technology that delivers cost-effective decommissioning at the end of field life, and during oil and gas production operations, including ‘small piece’ decommissioning techniques.
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There are two study options for this programme: the full MSc and ISS (Individual Subject Study).MSc: 12 courses in total taking a minimum of 27 months to complete, taking a maximum of 2 courses concurrently each semester. You can take fewer courses at a time as long as you complete your studies in 60 months.ISS: 1 or 2 courses taken concurrently per semester with the option, but no commitment, to continue to further courses.Approximately 10-12 hours of study is expected per week per course.
- 27 months
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- 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth, in Engineering, Geosciences, Economics, Business, Law, or other science, technology and commercial degrees.
- Other degree classifications will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate 3+ years of industry experience.
- an up-to-date CV/Resumé
- Degree Certificate
- Degree Transcript
- Personal Statement
International925 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 925 GBP per module and a duration of 27 months.
EU/EEA925 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 925 GBP per module and a duration of 27 months.
The fee quoted is per 15 credit points.
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